As you all know by now, this year is dedicated to balancing life and career, and with that, comes many days and nights of self-searching, self-motivating and self-accepting. And, the one thing I continue to ask myself is, “Was I all-in today?” Somedays I am…some days, I don’t have the energy. But, when I think about what it truly means to be all-in, I don’t define it as something I do each day, but an actual state of mind.
Here’s how I stay, All-In for the long haul:
- I set realistic goals and don’t give up on them until I check it off the list! With a 5-year plan in mind, I only actually create short-term goals, so my 1-year to 5-year goals don’t seem so daunting and they’re easier to meet. I set daily, weekly and monthly goals that all fit into that larger plan.
- I self-educate daily. For me, that’s attending workshops, listening to Podcasts–anything to self-motivate and learn. My favorite right now is The Miracle Morning Equation by Hal Elrod.
- I stay present. If you stay active in the moment, your focus will be stronger.
- I’m open to change. Don’t be afraid to spice things up or try new things. That’s what life is all about!
- Delegate. Delegate. Delegate.
If you stick to your goals and make a genuine effort daily to be conscience of them, you’re all-in. This doesn’t mean you have to be perfect. It’s not about success or failure. It’s about consistency, self-motivation and effort.